Design Concept  


Originally occupied by the Chicago School Board in Fulton Market, Chicago, the objective for the five-storey building was to retain and amplify the historic brick and beam quality of the space through interior elements designed to respond to the existing building in a subtle, sensitive manner and convey the Client’s spatial and corporate branding.

▼外观,exterior view ©Mosaic Sales Solutions


As an experiential marketing agency that creates memorable interactions and connects brands with customers through immersive experiences, the space was crafted to be analogous with this in mind. The design concept was to create immersive experiences through diaphanous interior elements that guide movement, frame views, modulate space and function as furniture.

▼入口通道,entrance corridor ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

▼接待台,the reception ©Mosaic Sales Solutions


Design solution


The design solution was to create a workplace of choices–a series of communal hubs varying in size and experience from coffee bars and lounges to bleacher seating and communal tables, which foster a unique sense of community and spontaneous interactions.  These communal hubs can be found on all floors and are areas of retreat from private offices and open workstations.

▼室内空间概览,overview of interior space ©Mosaic Sales Solutions


Mosaic’s unique sense of Community and Culture is conveyed and most apparent when one first enters the office. One enters through a black mesh tunnel and flows, directed and alongside the mesh, past the reception area into an open area containing a long bar and lounge seating that appears as if it was folded down from the mesh screen to create the voids that remain.

▼入口处的长酒吧,a long bar by the entrance ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

▼公共空间,public space ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

▼座椅区,seating area ©Mosaic Sales Solutions


To the right, connecting the ground and second floors, a black mesh staircase composed of bleachers is an area for retreat, individual work, or space for presentations and other office gatherings. Breaking through the two floors allows for light to flood the space and creates a feeling of transparency and enhances spatial flow and connectivity between the floors.

▼黑色金属网的大台阶,a black mesh staircase connecting the ground and second floors ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

▼保留原始砖墙,retaining the original brick walls ©Mosaic Sales Solutions


Beyond the bleacher stairs, a communal hall contains custom tables and benches, servery and platform for presentations and other events.

▼公共大厅, a communal hall ©Mosaic Sales Solutions


A prominent feature of the space is the metal mesh screens – ethereal architectural elements intended to envelope space and define movement. Even the grand stair/bleacher seating is perforated to allow light and view.  The concept behind the perforated screens is to represent, in physical form, Mosaic’s ethos and unique brand of transparency and community.

▼二层空间,the second floor ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

▼开放办公区,open working area ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

▼独立办公区,workstation ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

▼休息区,lounge ©Mosaic Sales Solutions

Date completed: May 2016
Date Occupancy: March 2016
Location: 320 N. Elizabeth Street, Chicago, IL
Project SF: 40,000 SF
Company Team:
Johnson Chou, Lead Designer
Silke Stadtmuller, Project Designer/Manager
Sara Dagovic, Designer (ARIDO Intern)
Curtis Risi, Designer
Laura Hayward, Designer
Jennifer Tuters, Architectural Technologist
Project Team:
Photographer: A-Frame Studio (Ben Rahn)
Architect: Earles Architects + Associates
Mechanical Engineer: McGuire Engineers
Electrical Engineer: McGuire Engineers
Structural Engineer: Halvorson and Partners
General Contractor: Leopardo Companies Inc.
Other (millwork): Scepter Industries Ltd.
Other (metal fabrication): MAF Industries Ltd.
Main suppliers: The Global Group, Floorworks & Relative Space, Interface, Eurolite
Global Furniture Group
Alan Breslow, E.V.P. Sales + Marketing, abreslow@globalfurnituregroup.com, 856.596.3390×2416
Floorworks & Relative Space
Tyler Greenberg, Executive Manager, 416.961.6891 x300, tyler@relativespace.com
Lumina Sales Inc.
Traian Sandru, traian@luminasalesinc.com, 416.407.2522
General Contractor: Leopardo Companies Inc.
Samuel Leopardo, Project Manager, smleopardo@leopardo.com, 847.783.3000
millwork: Scepter Industries Ltd.
Mike DiMatteo, President, mDiMatteo@scepterindustries.com, 416.798.9844
metal fabrication: MAF Industries Ltd.
Dario Gallo, Owner, dario@mafindustriesltd.com, 416.878.5074
Simona Taroni, Sales Representative, simona@klausn.com, 647.862.1870
Client: Mosaic Sales Solutions